byDan Pourhadi||April 19th 2006 at 11:00amApril 19th 2006 11:00 am
writing this at midnight, dear readers, and I can only pray that what I'm looking at is a fever-induced hallucination
and I'm trapped in some sort of cruel nightmare triggered by Microsoft's secret Terror Ray XP Premium Edition
(originally designed to torment Mossberg and Pogue every time they write a pro-Apple article, and also used to bend
Dvorak, Thurrott, and Enderle to the company's uncompromising will).
It seems a company called ExperCom is
selling standard-specced MacBook
Pros...pre-loaded with Windows XP. This is for those folks who want the beautiful Apple hardware and the
ubiquitous Windows software without having to deal with Boot Camp themselves, I guess.
We all knew this was
inevitable, and fighting it is pointless. Still...just looking at that page sends shivers up my spine. At least they're
happy to note, "We don't support Windows XP - and neither does Apple. We'll install it for you, but, hey, we're Mac
people, so we can't help answer Windows questions."